Spa Research Institute
Adjacent to the drinking gallery is the university, which has some expressive gargoyles and bas-reliefs on its upper facade.
The 3rd floor of Pyatigorsk’s Regional Museum is the most interesting, with colourful costumes, weavings, samovars and photos of...
Opposite Lermontov Gallery is a modern drinking gallery, where you can sample the local mineral water (cups are R2 if you need one). The...
A serene perch for a pick-me-up is on the wrap-around balcony of this 2nd-floor café overlooking lively pr Kirova. Inside, you’ll find...
Spa Research Institute information
Lonely Planet review
The striking, classical-style Spa Research Institute, built in 1828 and rebuilt in 1955, was once Restoratsiya, the town’s first hotel and scene of the balls described in Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time .